Video 1: My President
Video 2: Obama Nation Part 2
(a) Please respond to the following question in at least 300 words, making sure to cite the required texts as directed.
(b) Once you have posted your response, go to FYS Hip Hop Theatre Blog, and respond to at least one person in 100 words or more. Be sure that you respond to a post that has not yet been commented on.
- The videos (above) offer very different perspectives on the Obama presidency. What techniques do the artists use to celebrate and/or critique the significance of the first black president? Your answer should not only cite specific images, lyrics, or sartorial representations, but it should also draw on Tricia Rose’s lecture, “Hip Hop and Racial Storytelling in the Age of Obama.” How do her arguments inform your reading of these videos?
Note: Do your best to offer a unique perspective here. While you may want to build off other people’s comments, your response should expand beyond what has already been circulated.